1:15 scale Wooden Model Kenworth K200 " Fatcab,"

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Project by AussieWoodenModels posted 05-26-2016 01:28 PM 1608 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, Here’s some photos of an Aussie Kenworth Cab-over K200 Aerodyne, ” Fatcab, ” I am working on, and am sharing these few photos with you. It is set to, 1:15 scale for realism, and based on a real K200. which I have the artwork here for.
Basically put it is constructed from good quality 9mm, ( 3/8” ) Marine Ply, along with some standard Pine for the cabin interior. The grille, roobar, ( bullbar ), rear guards & fuel tanks, etc are painted with ordinary Aluminum Paint for the ” Chrome, ” effect. Lights are handpainted, although customers can also order working LED lights which look awesome in a darkened room !! The Checkerplate behind the cabin is the Plastruct type, & simply sprayed with, ” Chrome,” paint.
The 3” dia wheels are lathe-turned, with holes drilled through for a, ” Mag style, ” effect, then painted silver in the rim section, & black on the tyre, ( tire ), so the look reasonably realistic. The domed center in each wheel is simply a wooden cover-button glued into the axle hole before painting. the sun visor & the hand rails are real aluminum, while the side mirrors have real, ( plastic ), Mirror attached with double-sided tape.
The Bunk windows are made from the Window Laminate, with a thin ply overlay glued on the outside.
Still have the rooftop Aerials & the custom Numberplates to fit.

  • Next couple of projects will be even fascinating,- A 1:20 scale classic Mack Superliner hauling a B-Double set of Stock Crates, ( probably a different name in your country – short lead trailer, & a longer 2nd trailer ), then a 1:20 scale Kenworth Cab-over K108 ” Fatcab ”, hauling a B-double set of Tankers.

Enjoy the photos.

-- Roger.

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 01:57 PM

Looks good. The steering wheel is on the passengers side though. Your aluminum paint is the closest I have seen to chrome. That has always been a disappointment to me. You would think with all the chemists these paint companies employ they could come up with a good chrome paint. What is the purpose of the screen on the bottom of the windshield?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 02:52 PM

Beautiful truck and this metal look colour is just perfect match.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 11:20 PM

Thankyou for your comments. JohnstoneB,- Re; Steering wheel,- Me the maker being Australian, everything here is Back-the-front compared to the USA,- We even drive on the opposite of the road to you people !!
The mesh on the front of the windscreen is called a, ” Bug Deflector/catcher,” – designed to try to stop large insects such as Grasshoppers, etc, & flying birds from mangling themselves all over the windscreen,- which is common here in Australia.
Added another photo of a smaller 1:20 scale model with a drop-deck trailer on the back. The, ” lights,” on the two trucks in the background are reflective tape.


-- Roger.

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 11:47 PM

That is one great looking truck Roger. To me you got the steering wheel on the correct side. I spent most of my life in Australia, have retired to live in New Zealand.
I never paint my models because I’m no good at painting so I just oil them or leave them natural.
Keep up the good work.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 11:57 PM

This is way cool. I have been a fan of truck since I was a wee lad. My dad drove them and so did I. Certainly brings back memories of the road.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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